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Richard Patrick Dunne | Defensemen

Team: Queens Park Rangers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/21/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209

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Queens Park Rangers suffered a cruel defeat to the hands of Liverpool as two own goals would make the difference in a 2-3 loss to the Reds.
Rangers put in arguably their best performance of the season and were the better side for the vast majority of the match, but with the game still scoreless after the hour mark, Liverpool employed a bit of trickery by taking a quick free kick near the QPR box and Dunne helplessly tried to clear a low pass across the front of goal and guided it in. Rangers would manage to rebound not once, but twice, as substitute Eduardo Vargas notched his first two Premier League goals in short time, and it looked like a draw was on the horizon. Pool had one final breakaway though, and Steven Caulker was the goat in the second own goal that would leave Rangers with nary a point. The loss is so devastating, one has to wonder if there will be a shakeup at Loftus Road soon, they are firmly situated at the bottom of the table and relegation looks unavoidable without a significant change. Oct 19 - 11:08 AM
Source: NBC Sports


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Having already brought in Curtis Davies, Maynor Figueroa, and Allan McGregor to boost the defense, Hull are now casting their eyes at free agent Richard Dunne.

It seems apparent that Hull would like to build from the back with a veteran group and that is where the majority of their early-summer transfer activity has been focused. Even with Dunne fading from his best a pairing of Davies and Dunne with Figueroa on the left in front of McGregor would be a better group than most newly promoted teams can boast. We don't know how much Hull are paying in wages but they are certainly transforming their defense without paying much in transfer fees.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 03:51:00 PM

Aston Villa are among the teams interested in centre-back Jack O'Connell.

Blackburn's O'Connell is only 19 years old but has attracted attention from a number of Premier League sides. The youngster was on loans at Rotherham and York City last season and impressed scouts and managers. The other teams said to be interested are Tottenham, Newscastle, Cardiff, and Swansea.
Source: SkySports
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 11:14:00 PM

Aston Villa's bid for Nordsjaelland defender Jores Okore has been rejected.

Villa are looking to strengthen the defense but their £3m bid for Okore has been rejected. The defender is rated at around £5m and Villa are not the only Premier League team to be interested, with Fulham and QPR showing interest as well.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 01:17:00 PM

Celtic are interested in Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne.

Dunne previously stated he's looking for a change because Paul Lambert wants younger players at the club. Dunne is 33 years old and had some injuries last season, but if healthy he can probably still contribute to a mid grade team. With that being said, don't expect him to start every game or be as good as he was during his peak.
Source: SkySports
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 12:32:00 AM

QPR manager Harry Redknapp wants to acquire Richard Dunne from Aston Villa.

Rumour is that the Queens Park Rangers are interested in Richard Dunne from Aston Villa. Dunne's contract expires this summer so QPR can possibly sign a quality player for free. He hasn't played much this year but he is a solid defender who can certainly help QPR.
Fri, May 31, 2013 08:09:00 PM

The Telegraph reports Aston Villa plan on rebuilding heavily this summer and will part ways with Richard Dunne and other expensive players.

Villa manager Paul Lambert hasn't been able to play Dunne because of his injuries this season and once the defender's contract expires this summer he'll have to look for a new club. Other players that Villa will look to part ways with are Darren Bent, Shay Given, and Stephen Ireland. They all earn more than £3 million a year and have not earned much playing time under Lambert.
Tue, May 21, 2013 02:00:00 PM